Car seats are the best way to ensure your child is travelling safely in your vehicle. Sometimes, however, installation can be tricky. A car seat is no good if it is not installed properly in your vehicle. 

Luckily, the Hazlet Township Police Department has a certified car seat installer, Ptl. Richard Wilhelm. At no cost to you, contact Ptl. Wilhelm and set up an appointment to have him install your child’s car seat. Even if you took a shot and installed it yourself, Ptl. Wilhelm can inspect the seat to ensure it is proper and will protect your child while riding in your vehicle. 

Please print and fill out the following to bring it with you when you come to your appointment. Car Seat Inspection Report

Ptl. Wilhelm can be contacted at his email address : Rwilhelm@hazletpd.org

In the meantime, here is some important information about NJ’s Car Seat Law:

  • Children under the age of 2 and weighing less than 30 lbs. MUST be in a rear-facing car seat with a 5 point harness. The car seat must be in a rear seat of the vehicle
  • From age 2 through 4 and weighing up to 40 lbs., children must be secured in a seat with a 5 point harness, either rear-facing (up to height and weight limits of the particular seat) or forward-facing in the rear seat of the vehicle
  • For ages 4 until 8 and less than 57″ (4’9″), child must be seated in either a car seat with a 5 point harness or a booster seat, also in the rear seat of the vehicle. 
  • Ages 8 and up must wear a properly adjusted and fastened seat belt.